All eyes were on Levi Caya’s masterfully carved sculpture this weekend in Hope.
Over the course of the 2021 Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition, Caya created the bust of a tall First Nation chief with a feathered headdress and claws on his neckline. On the back of the statue, he carved an owl. His carving also earned him the People’s Choice Award – Professional.
He travelled to the competition from Ontario, where he has a shop. He travels to competitions around the world.
In second place was Mark Colp, the sole American carver to travel to Hope for the four-day competition. He created a bench with carvings of an eagle and fish on one side, and a bear with a fish on the other.
Liam Tromans earned third place for his creation, which is a tall “dog pile” with several dogs all stacked up and sitting pretty amongst each other.
The new carver People’s Choice Award went to Mandy Chalmers this year.
Watch for more stories and images from the weekend on this website.
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